Email Only Announcements
HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR PLEDGE CARD? Please send it into the office this week if you have not already done so. And don’t forget - also send in your Time & Talent Form.  We have already had a few wonderful people placed in some volunteer positions, and offerings of some talents (such as baking, gardening, carpentry…) that we will use someday!  Did you know that you can have the church office automatically withdraw your pledge payments each month from your account so you don’t have to worry about it? See Laurie Clements in the office - and she can help you with this!

Trinity Coffee Hour: Join us for Coffee Hour in the Foster Room from 10 to 10:50am.

Liturgical Calendars: Calendars showing the liturgical colors and saint days are available in the office for $5 each.

Memorials for Christmas Flowers: Before Christmas, the Altar Guild collects Flower Memorials Gifts to purchase the flower decorations for the Christmas services and to fund raise for the Altar Guild Ministry. Memorials may be given as a memorial, or to honor a friend or a child. There is no set amount. If you would like to make a donation, please use the envelopes found at the back of the church and in the copy room of the parish house or submit your memorial via our online form. Go to our website, , then hover over the menu heading of “Members” and choose “Christmas Memorials” from the drop down menu. You may then send your donation by mail. Please return your gift to the Trinity office no later than Monday, December 11 .

Giving Tree: The giving tree will be at the back of the church decorated with gift tags listing gift items requested for persons residing at Ritenour Rest Home beginning on December 3. When you take a gift tag please sign it out on the form posted next to the tree. All gifts should be wrapped and dropped off in the church office copy room or under the tree by Sunday, Dec. 17. Please securely attach the tag to the gift.

November 19 Bulletin Announcements
Happening TODAY
Vestry Election: Voting will take place TODAY during the 3 services. The ballots and ballot box will be at the back of the church. Eligible voters, according to Canon 14, sec. 2, are “All adult (16 and over) baptized members belonging to the parish, who for three months preceding, have been regular worshipers.”

Happening this week
Pastoral Care Available This Week: Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 22, The Rev. Anne Grizzle will be available for pastoral care by appointment in the afternoon. Please contact her at 713-443-6211 or .

Thanksgiving Office Closure: The church office will close at noon Wednesday, November 22 and reopen Monday, November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist & Baptism: Thursday, November 23 at 9:30am.

A Thanksgiving Invitation: Maybe you are new to Staunton or Trinity Parish? Perhaps your family lives too far to make travel possible or you are finding yourself with no particular plans for Thanksgiving Day? Mike Quayle, a newcomer to both Staunton and Trinity Parish, is extending an invitation to join his family and a few friends for Thanksgiving Dinner at his home. Dinner will be served at 1:00pm. Please RSVP no later than November 20th to let him know you plan on attending! Call 253-666-3382 OR email at . You are welcome and an honored guest!

Happening next Sunday
SACRA (Staunton Augusta Church Relief Agency) Sunday: SACRA is a completely volunteer-operated agency which pools the outreach and relief funding of local churches to provide help to those in need within the local community. Your donations are much appreciated!

Food Pantry Donations: November’s canned foods will be donated to the Noon Lunch Program. Donations will be collected next Sunday, November 26.


Advent Lessons and Carols: Begin the Season of Advent by attending Trinity’s beautiful candlelight Lessons and Carols service Sunday, December 3 at 5 p.m. Organ voluntaries will begin at 4:45. All are welcome to attend the Reception following the service in McCracken Hall.

Prayer List Yearly Renewal: Beginning Sunday, December 3 we will remove all names from the prayer list that were added before November 1, 2017 unless names are specifically indicated in our notes to remain on the list. If you have questions or concerns about a name, please contact Deidre at 886-9132 or

Praying at the Windows – Monday December 4 at 10:30am: Come take some quiet time in this Advent season to behold the beauty of the Lord at the Trinity windows. Deacon Anne Grizzle will offer guidance and quiet time in the sanctuary.

Upcoming Guest Priest Schedule
Thanksgiving Day & Baptism: The Rev. Ed Covert
November 26: The Rev. Tom Crittenden
December 3: The Rev. John Lane
December 10: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow

On behalf of the Hospitality Committee I want to extend a hearty thank you to each one of you who contributed delicious sweets and savories for last Sunday’s reception after the concert. It takes many hands working together to make these events happen and we deeply appreciate your help. - Pat Williams

Liturgical Assistants
7:45 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS : Sally Mueller, NEED SUB please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
LECTOR: Tom Bell
USHER: Sue Armstrong
GREETER: Doris Goode

8:45 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow
8:45 ALTAR CHAIR : Janice Sultenfuss
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Glendon Gill, NEED SUB please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
LECTOR: Mary Schwaner
PRAYERS: Mary Schwaner
USHERS: Julian Hickman, NEED SUB please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
GREETERS: Mark & Sara Hollberg
MUSICIANS: Steve Carpenter, Glendon Gill, Cindy Hickman, Oakley Pearson, and Bill Wellington

11:00 am Service
PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Canon Mark Furlow
ALTAR CHAIR : Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joe Fiechtl, Lilchy Huffman, NEED SUB please use the online volunteer system to accept this position
CRUCIFER: Hannah Fiechtl
CHOIR CROSS: Isabelle Fiechtl
TORCH BEARERS: Elaine Boody, Mackenzie Deitz
LECTOR: John Boody
PRAYERS: James Dungan
HEAD USHER: Tom Fechtel
USHERS: Diane Fechtel, Buckley Gillock, Nan Gregory
GREETER: Nan Gregory
ASSISTANT ORGANIST: Louise Temple-Rosebrook
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